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Full Sail Amber - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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1,044 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,044
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-02-2001

"Our Amber is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish. It's brewed with 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts. And we hop it with Mt. Hoods and Cascades. We're as proud of it today as we were back in '89. And over the years it's earned 14 Gold Medals. Not that we're keeping track or anything.

ABV 5.5% IBU 31"
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Ratings: 1,044 | Reviews: 444
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big, big white head on the pour (three fingers) with lots of staying power. Crystal clear, reddish hue to the body. Lots of fine carbonation bubbles.

Sweet grass, light malt character reinforcing the scent. A faint hint of fruity esters.

Light biscuit malt and unsalted cracker taste initially. Bitterness starts soft and mild and finishes delightfully sharp.

Body feel primarily light. Crisp and clean.

An interesting amber, perhaps a bit lighter in taste and body than I would anticipate, yet very satisfying overall. Well-balanced and very drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Solid red with a decent head and great lacing. A bit flat-looking though.

Smell: Nice roasted nuts. Heavier on the malty notes than the hoppy ones.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I wish I could say this tasted like roasted nuts, but really, they've been burned. I can especially taste this in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is also quite watery, which definitely doesn't help the flavor.

Overall Drinkability: If I had judged this book by its cover, I would have liked it a lot. However, the important parts don't hold water.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The moderate head crests a little below a finger’s worth of eggshell white foam, dissipates in a big rush down to a thin layer across the surface, what meager lacing there is sticks adequately. The liquid is more brown than copper, likewise more red than orange, very clear and transparent, extremely few bubbles visible. The nose conveys sweetness via caramel, milk chocolate, pecans and yeast, comes up with a little citrus and herbal hops but remains tame overall, when the floral notes appear they support the sweeter profile, difficult to name any particular fruit aspect. Medium-bodied, the carbonation is on the low side causing it to feel semi-flat on the palate. Drier here with grass, pine, white pepper and sea salt nuances, at the same time there’s nuts, graham cracker, caramel and chocolate to bring it back to the middle. Which is where it resides, pleasurable but playing it safe. Fruitier through the finish with apple, peach and apricot notes. Hard to really fault it but, at the same time, doesn’t get you too excited to pop open another.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark amber with a slight head. Smell is of the caramel malt, but nothing really beyond that. Flavor wise is pretty strright up sweet malts, maybe a touch of some floral hops in there; it teeters on the line between enjoyably sweet and too sweet for me, landing on the right side of it when all is said and done. A medium body to this one. It's perfectly decent and priced right, but certainly not the most memorable amber I have had.

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger bubbly tan head into a shaker that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a clear and bright copper color.
s - caramel and toasted bread are the dominant aromas with a hint of fruit sweetness and some floral hops.
t - same as the aroma.
m - slick and a little on the thin side.
o - solid sessionable amber.

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Full Sail Amber from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.